Poinsettias are the star of the holiday floral show. These plants, which come in varieties with red, white, pink, mottled and striped 'bracts', are native to Mexico and Central America, where it grows in moist, wet, wooded ravines and on rocky hillsides. What appear to be petals are actually colored leaflike bracts that surround a central cluster of tiny yellow flowers.
Typically seen here as small, potted plants, poinsettia's can grow into shrubs around 10 foot tall.
Poinsettia's on display in this year's holiday show include:
- Poinsettia 'Sparkling Punch'
- Poinsettia 'Peppermint Ruffles'
- Poinsettia 'Visions of Grandeur'
- Poinsettia 'Prestige Maroon'
- Poinsettia 'Candy Wintergreen'
- Poinsettia 'Frozen'
- Poinsettia 'Prestige Early Red'